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Does Clockwork Angels contain any epics?


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Poll: Clockwork Angels epics (40 member(s) have cast votes)

Does this album have any?

  1. Yes (22 votes [55.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 55.00%

  2. No (18 votes [45.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 45.00%

Which song(s) do you consider to be a genuine Rush epic?

  1. Caravan (3 votes [4.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.41%

  2. BU2B (1 votes [1.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.47%

  3. Clockwork Angels (12 votes [17.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.65%

  4. The Anarchist (4 votes [5.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  5. Carnies (1 votes [1.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.47%

  6. Halo Effect (1 votes [1.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.47%

  7. Seven Cities Of Gold (2 votes [2.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.94%

  8. The Wreckers (2 votes [2.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.94%

  9. Headlong Flight (16 votes [23.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.53%

  10. BU2B2 (1 votes [1.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.47%

  11. Wish Them Well (1 votes [1.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.47%

  12. The Garden (6 votes [8.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.82%

  13. None (18 votes [26.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.47%

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#41 TheAccountant

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 07:16 PM

Some decent songs yes.  Epics??  No way.

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#42 Rhyta

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 03:04 AM

The debate is epic.

You are epic!

I'm epic!

We're all epic!


To be honest, I am sick of everything being referred to as epic...one of my biggest pet peeves :16ton: :gumby:   We have a local brewery called Epic, people call their latest meals as epic...it has lost its moorings to the meaning.

Homer's Odyssey is the true epic  but I digress....I would agree that long songs could be epic in performance and/or content.  I think that Clockwork Angels is similar to 2112 in that it has an involved story arc that needs to be told in a longer format  which some would categorize as epic like.

I think the Garden and Headlong Flight are stand out songs on the album and they make a powerful statement but I voted yes for the acknowledgement of their style and impact on the listener and leave the epic descriptions alone.   They rock, they touch the heart and I enjoy them very much :haz:

#43 JohnnyBlaze

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 03:13 AM

View PostRhyta, on 09 October 2017 - 03:04 AM, said:

The debate is epic.

You are epic!

I'm epic!

We're all epic!


To be honest, I am sick of everything being referred to as epic...one of my biggest pet peeves :16ton: :gumby:   We have a local brewery called Epic, people call their latest meals as epic...it has lost its moorings to the meaning.

Homer's Odyssey is the true epic  but I digress....I would agree that long songs could be epic in performance and/or content.  I think that Clockwork Angels is similar to 2112 in that it has an involved story arc that needs to be told in a longer format  which some would categorize as epic like.

I think the Garden and Headlong Flight are stand out songs on the album and they make a powerful statement but I voted yes for the acknowledgement of their style and impact on the listener and leave the epic descriptions alone.   They rock, they touch the heart and I enjoy them very much :haz:

Your post is epic :unsure:

#44 Tero

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 09:06 PM

View PostNate2112, on 11 September 2017 - 06:01 PM, said:

No not really. The title track is only 7 minutes and it's basically a mishmash of them trying to be epic like they were in the 70's but failed. Their last epic was The Camera Eye


#45 Tero

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 09:10 PM

LOL, probably right. Never listened to the lyrics that well. I’ll give it one more spin. It was a bit of a disappointment. I kind of liked Snakes and Arrows. I liked it as I came back to Rush after years of neglect in between.

#46 ClashWho

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 03:01 PM

I'd classify "Caravan," "Clockwork Angels" and "Headlong Flight" as epics.




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